have one foot in the grave

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Definition of have one foot in the grave

: to be close to dying because of old age or illness

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“Have one foot in the grave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20one%20foot%20in%20the%20grave. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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